I’m still hungover from last month’s Craft Camp. It was a great weekend of crafts with amazing campers, not at all tainted by the storm that came upon Day 2 of the camp. Even if we were holed up indoors, we went on with the program. I closed the camp with a handwoven twig necklace workshop. It was a new workshop I’ve never taught before!
The woven twig necklaces I taught are inspired by the 90’s friendship bracelet trend. Each participant got to take as much thread as they needed from a DMC thread buffet we prepared. (Thank you, DMC Philippines!) I prepared a mini-zine for the campers to take home as well. I started off by teaching them the different kinds of knots. I mean, really, who knew there were more than 1 kind?!
I recommend beginners save the cheat sheet image above! After a bit of practice, we dove right into making the actual woven pendants. For those of you who weren’t able to join us at Craft Camp, I’m sharing the pattern we used here!
All done! As long as you’ve mastered the different types of knots, this should just take you about an hour to make. If you’d like to get a more detailed explanation of how to read patterns, you can get a digital download of my Friendship Bracelet mini-zine through the I Try DIY shop.
Download the font I used for the zine here!
Philippine residents can grab a friendship bracelet craft kit from the I Try DIY shop. It comes with the friendship bracelet zine, and thread that you can also use to make this handwoven twig necklace.
Get your DMC thread from Amazon here.